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October 18 1901/2001

South Gibson - Miss Ida Belcher, formerly of this place, and James Monroe. of Carbondale, were married at the home of her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Amos Belcher, of Union Hill, who on the same day, Saturday, Oct. 18, 1901, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage and acted as bridesmaid and groomsman for the young couple. Mrs. Monroe was assistant teacher in our graded school for several years and has a host of friends who wish her true happiness in her matrimonial life.

Gibson - The millinery trade is flourishing this week. Mrs. W. H. Willenberger, of Forest City, is at the Gibson House and Mrs. Hall, of New Milford, is at the residence of G. R. Stiles. AND Entertainment and box social at the Gibson Methodist Church, Oct. 29. Proceeds to be used in purchasing a flag for pubic use. Ladies will please bring box containing lunch for two.

Brooklyn - The Giles family held their first reunion with Mr. and Mrs. Isaac VanAuken-74 members of the family from far and near gathered to do honor to the Giles name. These were the descendants of Thomas Giles, who settled in Dimock on the farm now occupied by David Kinney, in 1799. The oldest member of the family present was Mrs. Betsey E. Maryott, of Cortland, NY. She is the daughter of said Thos. Giles, and is a woman of remarkable activity for her age-86 years. Her sister, Fannie, was lost when four years of age, while chestnutting in the woods near their home, and no trace of her was ever found though a diligent search was made, people coming from 30 miles to participate in it. It was the general opinion that she was carried off by Indians. The remarks of Aunt Betsey were worthy of special notice and the advice given to the younger members of the family ought to be lovingly cherished and followed. At the noon hour the contents of heavily laden baskets began to come forth, and a feast long to be remembered was spread and enjoyed to the full.

Montrose - J. C. Harrington has his new buckwheat mill now in operation and is ready to do custom work. The mill makes the very highest grade of flour. AND We do not believe the oldest inhabitant can remember a year when chestnuts were as plentiful as they are this season. Up to the first of this week, A. W. Lyons had bought and shipped something over three tons, J. H. L. Quailey, two tons, and H. H. Fordham, one ton. In addition to these, several tons have been shipped by outside dealers, so that twelve tons would be a very conservative estimate of the entire amount shipped from this place. AND Charles O. Fordham died in Little Valley, NY, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. D. Rowley. A former resident of Montrose and dealer in shoes, he was born at Southampton, L.I., May 26, 1836. His father, Charles Fordham, was a seafaring man and for several years was captain of a whaling vessel.

Forest City - On Friday evening last, a novel sight was witnessed on South Main street. A philanthropic clergyman, who had enlisted a number of young people, had issued printed invitations to all breaker and mine boys under 18 to spend the evening at a vacant store building. The boys went-some 200 of them-and for three hours there was life and happiness, such as one seldom sees, around that particular part of town. Ice cream, cake and sandwiches were served to all the lads and then a number of indoor games were played with prizes for the most skillful. There was no religion in the affair, although a clergyman was the backbone of it and the boys had a happy evening with every minute chockfull of mirth and laughter.

Silver Lake - St. Augustine's church has been most beautifully frescoed and new paintings have also been added, which is a great credit to the pastor, Fr. J. J. Lally, and his parishioners. The subject of the painting back of the altar is "The Crucifixion," and the one in the center of the ceiling is "The Ascension."

Dimock - W. H. Barnes can be heard daily as in times of the past, pounding iron at his shop, shoeing horses, ironing wagons, sleighs, repairing machines, reapers and all kinds of farming tools, cheap for cash, near Dimock.

Susquehanna - The following most excellent quartette has been added to the regular choir of the Presbyterian church-Mrs. E. Riley, soprano,; Grace Burrhus, contralto; Harry Wheeler, tenor; Harry Murdock, baritone; Organist Warren is assisted by William Skinner, cornet; William Evans, violin; Harry Pride, flute. AND The Cooperstown, Republican says: "It is so fetching for a lady to make a rear grab at her skirts, and switch them to the front, for then it shows the fine form divine." Yes, it also opens, sometimes, the pocket hole behind, and shows a space of white flesh as big as a man's hand, as was observed one day on Carroll street, not to mention the oft one-sided "legacies" seen. [Tri-Weekly Journal, Susquehanna]

Welsh Hill - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richards, of Australia, who are visiting Mr. Richards' old home here, left last week for Scranton and Pittston, where they will visit relatives.

Hopbottom - Mr. Russell, formerly the [railroad] night operator here, was moved by the company to Nicholson, and a Mr. Travis of New York State was stationed here, but only for a few days, as he was caught napping and got the G. B.

New Milford - A game of football between the high school and tannery teams resulted in a victory for the high school by a score of 10 to 6. A basket ball team is being organized.

Lawsville - A very pleasant and enjoyable meeting of relatives and friends assembled at the home of Mrs. H. Ives and son, Henry, on Sept. 26. A large number were in attendance, nearly all the descendants of Mr. Caswell and Reuben Ives, who settled at Lawsville 90 years ago. Wm., the elder son of Caswell Ives, still resides at the homestead, a man well advanced in years and somewhat infirm, but retaining his mental faculties remarkably.

Clifford - R. E. Wells has painted, since the first of September, 23 carriages and wagons and one cutter.

Auburn Corners - The grist and saw mill, referred to in this paper some weeks ago, is built. The machinery is in working order and Roy Hardic is prepared to grind your corn and oats and make your shingles.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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